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Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
We seldom speak of the virtue which we have, but much oftener of that which we lack.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Silence gives consent.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,Adorns and cheers our way;And still, as darker grows the night,Emits a brighter ray.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
— Oliver Goldsmith
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Little things are great to little men.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Tenderness is a virtue.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
One man is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and the other with a wooden ladle.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be of our own producing.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
In all the silent manliness of grief.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Though very poor, may still be very blest.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
It is not easy to recover an art when once lost.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
I have found by experience that they who have spent all their lives in cities contract not only an effeminacy of habit, but of thinking.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The wisdom of the ignorant somewhat resembles the instinct of animals; it is diffused in but a very narrow sphere, but within the circle it acts with vigor, uniformity, and success.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
In proportion as society refines, new books must ever become more necessary.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The person whose clothes are extremely fine I am too apt to consider as not being possessed of any superiority of fortune, but resembling those Indians who are found to wear all the gold they have in the world in a bob at the nose.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
— Oliver Goldsmith
No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
— Oliver Goldsmith
Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
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— Oliver Goldsmith
oliver goldsmith
Birth    : November 10, 1730
Death  : April 4, 1774
Occupation  : Novelist